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The Wine Merchants Chianti by Monte Bernardi 2016

The Wine Merchants Chianti is made by Monte Bernardi, at Panzano in Chianti. The vines are situated high in the hills of Montaione, at 400 metres’ altitude, in rocky (skeletal) soils. The vineyards are planted at a high density, 6,000 plants per hectare, for higher quality, with cordon trellising. They have been farmed organically since 1999. The vines were planted in 2000 and 2004, with the fruit harvested by hand.

This Chianti is a blend of 95 percent Sangiovese with five percent Malvasia Nera and Colorino, the latter adding to the complexity evident on the nose and palate. The aromas are intense and reminiscent of cherry and red plums, with hints of anise, dried thyme and orange zest. The palate is elegant, fresh and fruity, with juicy acidity providing the perfect foil for the ripe fruit and supple tannins. Harmonious and long on the finish.

 

Wine File
Producer:
The Wine Merchants Range
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Sub Region:
Chianti
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Sangiovese
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.0%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9.75
£10.95
Purchase Format
A16TWMCHIANTI-1

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